Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teacher Education

Admission Requirements

Candidates must complete a formal application to the Teacher Education program. The College approves the standards for admission. Application for admission can be completed through forms available in the Kent Student Support Center of the College of Education following the completion of at least 12 credit hours of college work. Candidates may not register for courses that require admittance to Teacher Education or register for courses that have prerequisites that require admittance to Teacher Education until admission is achieved. Candidates who have been denied admittance may reapply when qualification criteria have been met; however, they must meet the current admission standards at the time of their reapplication.
 
Criteria for admission include the following:

  1. A 3.0 overall grade point average including all transfer credits or credits earned in a previous degree program.
  2. A successful background check (see above in Background Checks and Fingerprinting).
  3. Presentation of minimum scores achieved on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessments, SAT, ACT, or GRE.  Passing scores are available in the Kent Student Success Center located in the College of Education.
  4. Completion of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course 

Teacher education programs are updated regularly to reflect changes to the Idaho standards and requirements. Hence, regardless of the Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog declared for the purpose of meeting ISU graduation requirements, teacher candidates may need to meet changes to certification requirements as specified by the Idaho State Board of Education and the Idaho State Department of Education in order to be eligible for recommendation for initial teacher certification at the time of program completion.

Required Courses

EDUC 2201Development and Individual Differences3
EDUC 2204Families Community Culture3
EDUC 3302Motivation and Management3
EDUC 3308Foundations of Educational Knowledge, Planning, and Assessment3
EDUC 3311Instructional Technology3
SPED 3350Creating Inclusive Classrooms3
EDUC 4408Pre-Internship Field Experience Seminar3
EDUC 4493Student Teaching 112
Pass the Praxis II exam for the content area the candidate will be endorsed to teach
Take the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course
Meet all other state certification requirements
Total Credits33